Best Albums of 2010 (Part 4 of 4)

Best Albums of 2010
Although there are still a few weeks left, I think this will be my final list.  Check out the previous quarterly installments of this list to see how things have moved and evolved.

The top 10-15 are ordered deliberately, after that I can’t necessarily say which I like better.

LPs

  1. Mumford and SonsSigh No More 
  2. Local NativesGorilla Manor
  3. Dr. DogShame, Shame
  4. Josh RitterSo Runs the World Away
  5. The NationalHigh Violet
  6. Damien JuradoSaint Bartlett 
  7. Band of HorsesInfinite Arms  
  8. ShearwaterThe Golden Archipelago
  9. Rocky VotolatoTrue Devotion
  10. J. Tillman Singing Ax 
  11. DomoWith Friends Like These … We Need New Friends
  12. Sun Kil MoonAdmiral Fell Promises
  13. RA ScionVictor Shade
  14. Minus the BearOmni
  15. Vampire WeekendContra
  16. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Let it Sway
  17. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  18. Jonsi Go 
  19. RatatatLP4
  20. The Weakerthans Live at Burton Cummings Theatre
  21. Hoquiam (Damien Jurado)Hoquiam 
  22. Drew DanburryGoodnight Gary
  23. The Morning BendersBig Echo
  24. Matt Pond PA The Dark Leaves
  25. Drew DanburryGoodnight Dannii
  26. SpoonTransference
  27. Arcade Fire The Suburbs
  28. Ra Ra Riot The Orchard  
  29. Gospel Claws C-L-A-W-S
  30. Broken Bells Broken Bells
  31. Sufjan StevensThe Age of Adz
  32. The ApacheThe Apache
  33. Daniel JohnstonBeam me Up
  34. Galactic Ya-Ka-May
  35. Ben Folds and Nick HornbyLonely Avenue
  36. Jimmy Eat WorldInvented
  37. Rogue WavePermalight

EPs / Singles

  1. Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People
  2. Shark SpeedEducation
  3. Iron & WineWalking Far From Home / Summer in Savannah / Biting Your Tail single
  4. Owen Abandoned Bridges /  I’m Always in Love single
  5. JapandroidsArt Czars, Younger Us and Heavenward Grand Prix 7″ singles
  6. John K. Samson Provincial Road 222
  7. KinchThe Economic Chastisement
  8. Grand ArchivesVillains (demos)
  9.  Rocky VotolatoChad Price Split 7″
  10. Cold War Kids Behave Yourself
  11. The Get Up KidsSimple Science
  12. Bright Eyes & Neva DinovaOne Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (Reissue with new tracks)
  13. Sun Kil MoonI’ll Be There
  14. JunipThe Rope and Summit

    Best Albums of 2010, January – September (Part 3 of 4)

    Here are my favorite albums for the first 9 months of 2010.  
    Rather than monthly editions, I am doing a quarterly update

    LPs

    1. Mumford & SonsSigh No More 
    2. Local NativesGorilla Manor
    3. Dr. DogShame, Shame
    4. Josh RitterSo Runs the World Away
    5. The NationalHigh Violet
    6. Damien JuradoSaint Bartlett 
    7. Minus the BearOmni
    8. Band of HorsesInfinite Arms  
    9. ShearwaterThe Golden Archipelago
    10. Rocky VotolatoTrue Devotion
    11. J. Tillman Singing Ax 
    12. Sun Kil MoonAdmiral Fell Promises
    13. RA ScionVictor Shade
    14. Vampire WeekendContra
    15. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Let it Sway
    16. Jonsi Go 
    17. RatatatLP4
    18. The Weakerthans Live at Burton Cummings Theatre
    19. Hoquiam (Damien Jurado)Hoquiam 
    20. The Morning BendersBig Echo
    21. Broken Bells Broken Bells
    22. Beach HouseTeen Dream 
    23. Matt Pond PA The Dark Leaves
    24. Drew DanburryGoodnight Dannii
    25. SpoonTransference
    26. Drew DanburryGoodnight Gary
    27. Sufjan StevensThe Age of Adz
    28. Arcade Fire The Suburbs
    29. Ra Ra Riot The Orchard  
    30. Daniel JohnstonBeam me Up
    31. Galactic Ya-Ka-May
    32. Ben Folds and Nick HornbyLonely Avenue
    33. Jimmy Eat WorldInvented
    34. Rogue WavePermalight

    EPs

    1. Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People
    2. Shark SpeedEducation
    3. JapandroidsArt Czars, Younger Us and Heavenward Grand Prix 7″ singles
    4. Cold War Kids Behave Yourself
    5. The Get Up KidsSimple Science
    6. Bright Eyes & Neva DinovaOne Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (Reissue with new tracks)
    7. Sun Kil MoonI’ll Be There
    8. JunipThe Rope and Summit

      Best Albums of 2010, January – June (Pt. 2 of 4)

      Here are my favorite albums for the first 6 months of 2010.  
      Rather than monthly editions, I am only doing 4 this year. 

      LPs

      1. Mumford & SonsSigh No More
      2. Josh RitterSo Runs the World Away
      3. Damien JuradoSaint Bartlett 
      4. Minus the BearOmni
      5. Band of HorsesInfinite Arms  
      6. ShearwaterThe Golden Archipelago
      7. The NationalHigh Violet
      8. Rocky VotolatoTrue Devotion
      9. Local NativesGorilla Manor
      10. RA ScionVictor Shade
      11. Dr. DogShame, Shame
      12. Vampire WeekendContra
      13. Jonsi Go 
      14. RatatatLP4
      15. The Weakerthans Live at Burton Cummings Theatre
      16. Hoquiam (Damien Jurado)Hoquiam 
      17. The Morning BendersBig Echo
      18. Broken Bells Broken Bells
      19. Beach HouseTeen Dream 
      20. Drew DanburryGoodnight Dannii
      21. SpoonTransference
      22. Drew DanburryGoodnight Gary
      23. Daniel JohnstonBeam me Up
      24. Galactic Ya-Ka-May
      25. Rogue WavePermalight

      EPs

      1. Shark SpeedEducation
      2. Cold War Kids Behave Yourself
      3. The Get Up KidsSimple Science
      4. Bright Eyes & Neva DinovaOne Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (Reissue with new tracks)
      5. JunipThe Rope and Summit

        Best Albums of 2010 (1 of 4) (amended)

        This is an amendment to my previous post.  I recently have been listening to the new Mumford & Sons album, and didn’t include it on this list because I saw that it had been released in October of 2009.  But, a friend (Ryan of You Look Nice Today Photography) just mentioned that October 2009 was the UK release, the US release was February 2010!!!  Hooray!  That means I can include it on this years list, and at #1 on less!

        Here are my favorite albums for the first 3 months of 2010.  Rather than monthly editions, I am only doing 4 this year. 

        LPs

        1. Mumford & SonsSign No More
        2. ShearwaterThe Golden Archipelago
        3. Rocky VotolatoTrue Devotion
        4. JonsiGo 
        5. Vampire WeekendContra
        6. The Weakerthans Live at Burton Cummings Theatre
        7. The Morning BendersBig Echo
        8. Broken BellsBroken Bells
        9. Beach HouseTeen Dream
        10. SpoonTransference
        11. Drew DanburryGoodnight Gary
        12. GalacticYa-Ka-May
        13. Rogue WavePermalight

        EPs

        1. Cold War Kids Behave Yourself
        2. Bright Eyes & Neva DinovaOne Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (Reissue with new tracks)

          Best Albums of 2010 (1 of 4)

          Here are my favorite albums for the first 3 months of 2010.  Rather than monthly editions, I am only doing 4 this year. 

          LPs

          1. ShearwaterThe Golden Archipelago
          2. Rocky VotolatoTrue Devotion
          3. JonsiGo 
          4. Vampire WeekendContra
          5. The Weakerthans Live at Burton Cummings Theatre
          6. The Morning BendersBig Echo
          7. Broken BellsBroken Bells
          8. Beach HouseTeen Dream
          9. SpoonTransference
          10. Drew DanburryGoodnight Gary
          11. GalacticYa-Ka-May
          12. Rogue WavePermalight

          EPs

          1. Cold War Kids Behave Yourself
          2. Bright Eyes & Neva DinovaOne Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (Reissue with new tracks)